So, London, can we talk about this? It’s been nearly a year now, I feel like we’ve gotten to know each other better…and I have to ask: what the heck is the deal with all of the trash? If Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch was able to leave his garbage can (or dustbin) to go … More Oscar the Grouch Loves London!
I may be falling in love with London all over again. Listening to our seemingly endless complaints, about shoddy workmanship; garbage on the streets; the crumbling transport infrastructure; and the lack of forethought, follow-up, or responsibility-taking that appears to be the sad norm in customer service here, a recent visitor asked “What is the value … More The Metropolis Community
This is another hike from the excellent walking club website, billed on the site as the most beautiful in their collection of hikes. At 23 km, it’s also quite a long walk; but a delightful one. Starting in Glynde, the first hour or so was unremarkable, but then I got to see some local kids … More Glynde to Seaford Walk
By far the best resource I have found for guidance on hikes that can be done as a day trip from London is the website of the Time Out Book of Country Walks. There are over 50 hikes described on the site, in painstaking detail. Links to online Ordnance Survey maps, marked with the hike … More Rye to Hastings Walk
On 21 May, I pulled on my trekking shoes and headed to Henley on Thames to hike in and around the Stonor Valley. I got the idea from the Wegoplaces website, which provides a list of country walks near london. The site does not provide much detail about this particular walk (it does for some … More Stonor Valley Hike
A few weeks ago, we took a day trip to Whitstable, an old fishing village on Kent’s north coast. We were really fortunate with the weather, and transport there and back was pleasant and free of surprises. It made for a really nice brief escape from London. Here are a few photos from “downtown”: We … More Whitstable
A few Saturdays ago, I spent the day walking the Regent’s Canal towpath. The towpath is 13.7 km / 8.5 mi long and runs from near Paddington train station to Limehouse Basin in the east of the city. You can read more about it on the Canal & River Trust website (source of the map … More Regent’s Canal